andreacha's Journey:

Patient: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Female, Age: 77, Stage IV

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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Tumor from kidney grew up through blood vessel into the heart. Had to have open heart surgery to suction tumor out, repair blood vessel and then remove right kidney. Developed pneumonia, was on ventilator for 7 weeks total, had feeding tube, had a TIA, dialysis on remaining kidney. 7 weeks in hospital and 3 in rehab. 8/07 Partial left nephrechtomy. Clean for four and a half years. In 2012 another mass on left kidney and mets to lungs. Prescribed Sutent which kept all in check. Some shrinkage shown. In 2014 oral chemo started being blood counts down and compromised my immune system. Now take it off and on, mostly "off". In Nov. 2014 mass was discovered on liver via MRI. 8mm in size. MRI to be repeated in January. If still there will have biopsy. If malignant will have Cyber Knife radiation procedure. Now taking Sutent one week on and then one week off.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Mass in left kidney.

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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    New mass on left kidney

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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    oral chemo

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Clear for four and a half years.

    Celebration

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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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    • andreacha
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago